NYC Molecular Biology Hackerspace Featured by Nature Magazine

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Prestigious general science journal Nature has just published a video segment on MAKE pals GenSpace NYC. GenSpace, an open dues-based DIYbio workspace in downtown Brooklyn, bills itself as “the first-ever community laboratory.” This line from their front page is highly quotable:

[W]e offer New Yorkers the opportunity to work on their own projects in a safe, Biosafety level 1 facility.

As I understand it, BSL-1 doesn’t require much more than gloves and a face-mask, but it sure sounds cool, doesn’t it? Congrats, guys! [Thanks, Alan Dove!]

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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